Welcome to our series spotlighting our Featured Vendors from our Vendor Guide. The guide includes carefully curated vendors from the baby and children’s industry in design, retail, special services and much more.
Meet Sherri Blum Schuchart, the mastermind behind Jack and Jill Interiors and one of our favorite designers here at Project Nursery. Sherri has been a long-time member of our community, sharing her royal and regal designs that are fit for any little prince or princess in the gallery. Her style is elegant and sophisticated, and each one of her designs inspires us. She is a true pioneer in the field of baby nursery design with more than a decade of interior design experience creating memorable, one-of-a-kind nurseries and children’s rooms. We’re thrilled to introduce her to you in this week’s Vendor Spotlight as we know you’ll fall in love with her work too.
What about Jack and Jill Interiors makes you most proud?
I pioneered the field of nursery design 17 years ago. My nursery designs are timeless and classic. Rooms I designed fifteen years ago are still being pinned on Pinterest and featured in publications.
Do you have a signature product or design element?
I often use my own artwork in my nursery designs, and my Regal Crown Monogram Plaque is a perennial classic that has been featured in dozens of nurseries since I first used it in a twins nursery in 2005. I proudly offer my signature line of canvas nursery wall art through Oopsy Daisy.
What advice do you have for parents when curating their nursery? Any nursery must-haves?
Incorporate some sentimental family items such as your husband’s baby shoes or your grandmother’s baptismal gown. The nursery is all about love. By decorating with photos of loved ones and sentimental heirlooms, the room becomes much more personal and the love of generations can be felt by all who enter, making it all the more magical!
Where do you find your inspiration?
My designs are inspired by the things that make my clients smile. During our initial consultation, I interview my clients to learn what makes the parent or parents happy and what inspires them or means most to them. We then develop a room theme based upon what I’ve learned. If they fell in love on a cruise, maybe a nautical theme would come to mind, for example. Or if they honeymooned in Paris, we might create a French country nursery. Most often the couple ends up with a theme for their nursery that they never imagined but still reaches far beyond their expectations.
I’ve been designing nurseries for over 17 years, and it never gets old for me. I love being a small part of this magical time in a parent’s life, and I especially enjoy meeting and holding all those babies when they finally make their appearances. My “job” brings joy and happiness to others, so I never dread going to “work” each morning. I’m truly blessed to have developed my passion into a career.
Any advice you wish someone had given to you?
Yes, don’t skimp on a rocker or glider for your nursery! I had no idea how much time I would spend in that chair when I had my first son over 21 years ago. I started out with a very pretty but very hard wooden rocker and quickly found myself borrowing an old, ugly plaid recliner from my husband’s grandmother! I nursed both of my sons, so I spent many hours in that chair—after I slip-covered it, of course!
I recommend ensuring that you have an extremely comfortable rocking chair, recliner or glider in your nursery. You’ll spend many sleepy hours in that chair while nursing or bottle-feeding your baby and later reading bedtime stories to him or her. Purchase a chair that fits your stature and has padding in all the right places to ensure ongoing comfort while holding your baby.
I also recommend purchasing a chair that can later be used in another room of your home. This chair is likely to be an investment piece, so select a fabric that might later allow it to be used in a family room, recreation room or even a corner of your master bedroom. Versatility is key when purchasing these bigger-ticket items.
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